Journal article

Relation of hormone and menopausal status to outcomes following excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy

CA McCarty, I Ng, B Waldron, SKM Garrett, JA Downie, GF Aldred, RJB Wolfe, HR Taylor

INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE | LIPPINCOTT-RAVEN PUBL | Published : 1996

Abstract

Purpose. To examine the effect of hormone use, pregnancy and menopausal status on outcomes following myopic correction with a VisX 20/20 excimer laser. Methods. The following information was prospectively collected preoperatively and 1, 3, 6 and 12 months after the procedure: uncorrected and best corrected visual acuity with a LogMAR chart, best manifest refraction, and subjective assessment of corneal clarity. A survey that elicited information about oral contraceptive (OC) use, pregnancy history, surgical and natural menopause, and use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was mailed to all of the women. Results. A 78% response was achieved. The case histories of two of the three women who ..

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